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Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Lutes
Added: Monday, November 3, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large pkg. Small macaroni
1 /2 bag of grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 tbsp. liquid smoke
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. fresh chopped thyme, oregano, basil
1 tsp. minced garlic
Salt to taste or as my husband likes Johnnys Seasoning
1/2 bag of frozen shrimp - thawd
4 hard boiled eggs, cut up
1 cup of pickled relish - sweet or dill, your pick
mayonnaise to moisten

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare macaroni as directed on package. Rinse cooked macaroni with cold water and drain well. Add to macaroni the seasoning, sugar, garlic, vinegar and liquid smoke. Stir and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Add onion, pickle relish, shrimp and cheese, mix well. Moisten with mayonnaise. Add salt or Johnnys Seasoning to taste. Refrigerate at least four hours or over night. You might need to add and additional amount of mayonnaise to add more moisture if desired. Add egg slices around the outer edge of the bowl. The flavoring of the salad is excellent when the mixture is served the following day after preparation.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30mins - 2days
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This salad was created over years of summer picnics and football coaches retreats. Play with the amount of each ingredient because I don't measure anything when making this recipe. Taste as you make it. It's one of our family favorites!

 

 

 

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